1 [hip]
the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
Architecture. the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof. See illus. under roof.
Furniture. knee ( def 6 ).
(especially of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
(especially of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
Architecture. to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
shoot from the hip, Informal. to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.

before 1000; Middle English hipe, hupe, Old English hype; cognate with Old High German huf (German Hüfte hip), Gothic hups hip, loin; compare Greek kýbos cube, the hollow above the hips (of cattle), Latin cubitus elbow (see cubit)

hipless, adjective
hiplike, adjective
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hip1 (hɪp)
1.  (often plural) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
2.  another name for pelvis
3.  short for hip joint
4.  the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
[Old English hype; related to Old High German huf, Gothic hups, Dutch heup]

hip2 (hɪp)
Also called: rosehip the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes
[Old English héopa; related to Old Saxon hiopo, Old High German hiufo, Dutch joop, Norwegian dialect hjūpa]

hip3 (hɪp)
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
[C18: of unknown origin]

hip or hep4 (hɪp)
adj (foll by to) , hipper, hippest, hepper, heppest
1.  aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2.  informed (about)
[C20: variant of earlier hep]
hep or hep4
[C20: variant of earlier hep]

HIP (hɪp)
n acronym for
(in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market

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"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," O.E. hype, from P.Gmc. *khupiz (cf. Du. heup, Ger. Hüfte, Goth. hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hipsters "pants that ride on the hips" first attested 1962; hip-huggers in this sense first recorded 1967.

"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), O.E. heope, hiope, from P.Gmc. *khiup- (cf. dial. Norw. hjupa, O.H.G. hiafo, Ger. hiefe, O.E. hiopa "briar, bramble").

"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep, with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier. Hip-hop music style first recorded 1982.

exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. Ger. hepp, to animals a cry to attack, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. L. eho, heus).
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hip (hĭp)

  1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.

  2. The hip joint.

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